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1.Environment Minister Inaugurates Global Wildlife Programme :-

  • Two documents were released on the occasion. –
  1. India’s National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) for the period 2017-2031
  2. Secure Himalaya

National Wildlife Action Plan 2017-2031 :-

  • The NWAP has been made landscape-based, rather than sanctuary, or national park-based.
  • The Plan focuses on preservation of genetic diversity and sustainable development.

The NWAP has five components, 17 themes, 103 conservation actions and 250 projects.

The five components are –

  1. strengthening and promoting the integrated management of wildlife and their habitats;
  2. adaptation to climate change and promoting integrated sustainable management of aquatic biodiversity in India;
  3. promoting eco-tourism, nature education and participatory management;
  4. strengthening wildlife research and monitoring of development of human resources in wildlife conservation and
  5. enabling policies and resources for conservation of wildlife in India.

2. President Appoints Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes under Article 340 of the Constitution .

  • Decision will ensure more Backwards among OBC Communities to Avail benefits of Reservation .
  • Chairperson -Justice (Retd.) G. Rohini.
  • The Commission is required to present their Report to the President within a period of twelve weeks of assumption of charge by the Chairperson of the Commission.

3.President of India reached Djibouti :-

Some facts regarding:-

  • Ram Nath Kovind is the first Indian President to visit Djibouti.
  • Djibouti is situated on the Horn of Africa .
  • During the Yemeni crisis of 2015, Djibouti was supportive of Indian efforts to evacuate Indian citizens, and those of other countries, as part of Operation Rahat, and offered use of an air strip.

4.Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) August, 2017 

  • Highest for refinery products (28%)
  • Lowest for fertilizers (2.63%)

5. Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held in Hyderabad, November 28-30 .

This year’s theme :“Women First, Prosperity for All”.

6. Rally for rivers :-

  • This is a policy recommendation to plant trees on either side of our rivers to restore them.
  • It is an economic model which has a significant ecological consequence.
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7. The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India launches new website and PMIS Mobile App .

Uses :-

  • This website will be usefull for the general public to rate National Highways.
  • The App will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone.

8. Vice President of india Inaugurates week long celebration of World Space Week :-

Some facts regarding :-

  • The first sounding rocket launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station (TERLS) in 1963.
  • The first Satellite Aryabhata was launched in the year 1975.

9.Cabinet approves renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port.

Some facts regarding :-

  • Kandla is one of the largest port in the country.
  • Since the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was to be celebrated on 25 September, 2017.
  • “It was felt that it would be most appropriate if the decision to rename the Kandla Port as Deendayal Port”- official release.

10.Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad :-

  • Aim: To protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures.
  • Development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam have been approved under Namami Gange programme. 

 

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